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Joppy vs. Bute: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

William Joppy challenges Lucian Bute's (Le Tombeur) IBF super-middleweight belt. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

37
Feb 26, 1993
39-4-1
14
30 (68.2%)
175 cm
184 cm
9 cm
Orthodox
Nov 16, 2007
3m, 13d
5
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
28
Nov 22, 2003
21-0
1
17 (81%)
187 cm
183 cm
-4 cm
Southpaw
Oct 19, 2007
4m, 10d
21
WBA
MD
w3
d8
IBF
sMD
w1
super-middleweight
Friday, 29 Feb 2008
Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
v0.1.9-beta 2024-03-02
William Joppy vs. Lucian Bute

Date

This fight between William Joppy and Lucian Bute took place on at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Tale of the Tape

At 187 cm, Lucian Bute is the taller of the two by 12 cms; William Joppy is 175 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Joppy has longer reach of 184 cm, which is 1 cm longer than Bute's 183 cm. Joppy also has a 13 cm ape index advantage over Bute.

Joppy is coming in to this fight with a record of 39-4-1 (30 KOs). His last fight was 3 months and 13 days ago against Etianne Whitaker, which he won via 1st round TKO.

Bute comes in with an undefeated record of 21-0 (17 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 10 days ago against Alejandro Berrio, which he won via 11th round TKO.

William Joppy fights out of the orthodox stance, while Lucian Bute fights out of the southpaw stance.

On the day of the fight, Joppy will be 37 years and 5 months old. Bute will be 28 years old.

Prediction and Odds

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After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 63-37 in favor of Lucian Bute. Here is the prediction for Joppy vs Bute.

Lucian Bute is the likely winner of the fight. Unless William Joppy puts on a truly exceptional performance, it is going to be hard for him to win this fight.

Result

Lucian Bute defeated William Joppy via 10th round TKO to retain the IBF super-middleweight title. Joppy's 5 fight win streak comes to an end, and Bute advances his win streak to 22. Bute is now 22-0, and Joppy 39-5-1.

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